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Starting the rebuild

Created by: CapFriendlysFinest
Initial Creation Date: Aug 28, 2019
Published: Aug 28, 2019 at 11:57
Team: 2019-20 Los Angeles Kings
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kempe, Adrian2$3,000,000
Trades
LAK
  1. Roslovic, Jack
  2. Kulikov, Dmitry
  3. 2020 1st round pick (WPG)
WPG
  1. Carter, Jeff
LAK
  1. Reimer, James
  2. Fleury, Haydn
  3. 2020 1st round pick (TOR)
  4. 2020 3rd round pick (CAR)
CAR
  1. Quick, Jonathan
  2. LaDue, Paul
LAK
  1. Leivo, Josh
  2. Beagle, Jay
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (VAN)
VAN
  1. Toffoli, Tyler
Buyouts
  • Dion Phaneuf: $2,187,500
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Kyle Clifford: $800,000 (50%)
  • Derek Forbort: $631,250 (25%)
Recapture Fees
  • Mike Richards: $1,320,000
Termination Fees
  • Mike Richards: $250,000
  • Ilya Kovalchuk: $6,250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
LAK
WPG
TOR
LAK
LAK
CAR
LAK
CGY
LAK
LAK
LAK
2021
LAK
LAK
VAN
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
2022
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,500,000$78,574,166$0$1,562,500$2,925,834
Left WingCenterRight Wing
LAK
Kovalchuk, Ilya
$6,250,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 2
LAK
Kopitar, Anze
$10,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
LAK
Brown, Dustin
$5,875,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 3
LAK
Kovalchuk, Ilya
$350,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
LAK
Kempe, Adrian
$3,000,000
C, LW
RFA - 3
WPG
Roslovic, Jack
$894,166
RW, C
RFA - 1
LAK
Iafallo, Alex
$2,425,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
LAK
Vilardi, Gabriel
$894,167
C
RFA - 3
VAN
Leivo, Josh
$1,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
LAK
Grundström, Carl
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
VAN
Beagle, Jay
$3,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 3
LAK
Lewis, Trevor
$2,000,000
C, RW, LW
UFA - 1
LAK
Clifford, Kyle
$800,000
LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
LAK
Martinez, Alec
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 2
LAK
Doughty, Drew
$11,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 8
CAR
Reimer, James
$3,400,000
G
UFA - 2
LAK
Forbort, Derek
$1,893,750
LD
UFA - 1
LAK
Roy, Matt
$700,000
RD
RFA - 2
LAK
Campbell, Jack
$675,000
G
UFA - 1
CAR
Fleury, Haydn
$850,000
LD/RD
RFA - 1
WPG
Kulikov, Dmitry
$4,333,333
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
LAK
Lizotte, Blake
$925,000
C
RFA - 2
LAK
Kempe, Mario
$700,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
LAK
Walker, Sean
$745,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Aug 28, 2019 at 12:00
#1
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CAR and WPG definitely say no.
Aug 28, 2019 at 12:01
#2
Tspky
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if you wanna do a rebuild.. kopitar and doughty should be traded.. it's how you accelerate it so you don't spend years in mediocrity. just look at the NYR and they really didn't have anyone of that caliber. The returns on McD, Miller, Nash, Grabner, Zucc, Hayes, etc all ensured that the "rebuild" only took a season and a half. Now it's just a build up of experience.
Aug 28, 2019 at 12:06
#3
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Quoting: feds91stammer
CAR and WPG definitely say no.


I wont lie the Canes trade is ALOT to ask.

I think the Jets would take it in a heart beat. They only gain 1 million in cap from Carter and Kulikov swamp. They get their second line center and someone like Lowery and Copp. Plus, that first would be low as they go for a Cup
Aug 28, 2019 at 12:07
#4
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Quoting: Spanky227
if you wanna do a rebuild.. kopitar and doughty should be traded.. it's how you accelerate it so you don't spend years in mediocrity. just look at the NYR and they really didn't have anyone of that caliber. The returns on McD, Miller, Nash, Grabner, Zucc, Hayes, etc all ensured that the "rebuild" only took a season and a half. Now it's just a build up of experience.


Agreed, but who takes on either of those 10 plus million dollar deals? especially Doughty who starts his 8 years THIS YEAR
Aug 28, 2019 at 12:08
#5
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Likes: 798
Quoting: CapFriendlysFinest
I wont lie the Canes trade is ALOT to ask.

I think the Jets would take it in a heart beat. They only gain 1 million in cap from Carter and Kulikov swamp. They get their second line center and someone like Lowery and Copp. Plus, that first would be low as they go for a Cup


Carter basically sucks now so I don't see how he is an upgrade over Roslovic at this point.

Quicks contracts basically makes him useless to every team in the league.
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Aug 28, 2019 at 12:10
#6
Tspky
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Quoting: CapFriendlysFinest
Agreed, but who takes on either of those 10 plus million dollar deals? especially Doughty who starts his 8 years THIS YEAR


Doughty is still a top 5 defender and kopitar is still a top center. You may have to take a cap dump back but that could increase the return. I'm sure Philly would love to get Doughty, and WPG sould be in the mix for Kopitar (kulikov and/or little could be included for cap purposes).. they both have some good prospects to target as well. Vesalainen, Provorov, Morin, etc
Aug 28, 2019 at 12:13
#7
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Quoting: Spanky227
Doughty is still a top 5 defender and kopitar is still a top center. You may have to take a cap dump back but that could increase the return. I'm sure Philly would love to get Doughty, and WPG sould be in the mix for Kopitar (kulikov and/or little could be included for cap purposes).. they both have some good prospects to target as well. Vesalainen, Provorov, Morin, etc


ok so lets say I do it like this. LA gets Roslovic, kulikov and Little plus 1st , 2nd and 3rd for kopitar and Lewis?
Aug 28, 2019 at 12:23
#8
Tspky
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Quoting: CapFriendlysFinest
ok so lets say I do it like this. LA gets Roslovic, kulikov and Little plus 1st , 2nd and 3rd for kopitar and Lewis?


I'm not a WPG fan but it seems fair to me. I would target Vesalainen over Roslovic though
Aug 28, 2019 at 1:06
#9
alwaysnextyear
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Canucks fan here actually loving that LAK-VAN trade! Gives VAN a better player for one year then frees up cap space by losing Beagle's deal. Nice job.
Aug 28, 2019 at 1:46
#10
First NY Then LA
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I think the only Vancouver players the Kings would be interested in are Kole Lind, Zack MacEwen or Jett Woo. I wouldn't mind them even up for Tyler; that's about the best we can hope for with a guy on an expiring contract.
Aug 28, 2019 at 2:20
#11
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About three years too late. Los Angeles has allowed their veterans to age and their trading value to decline. It is going to be a long road to compatibility.
Aug 28, 2019 at 2:46
#12
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Quoting: Spanky227
Doughty is still a top 5 defender and kopitar is still a top center. You may have to take a cap dump back but that could increase the return. I'm sure Philly would love to get Doughty, and WPG sould be in the mix for Kopitar (kulikov and/or little could be included for cap purposes).. they both have some good prospects to target as well. Vesalainen, Provorov, Morin, etc


I agree. LA would need to take toxic contracts back or retain salary. Still, the thought of taking on lengthy contact would be a deterrent to GMs. These veterans would make perfect playoff rentals but not desirable for multiple seasons. LA is caught between what worked six years ago and today’s youth movement and speed.

The Rangers traded for Trouba, age 25, 7 yrs/$8M, Doughty, 29, 8 yrs/$11 M. Perhaps the cost of acquiring Doughty was too expensive. Perhaps, Doughty relocating to New York was not what he wanted. Perhaps the Rangers wanted a younger & cheaper player. I am not comparing Trouba to Doughty. I am simply illustrating what I think is the trend in the NHL.

LA needs to move their veterans but it is the terms of their contract which most likely will be the deal breaker.
 
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